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A Summer of Clean Water

Welcome to the middle of summer – a time when we are all looking to cool off in or near clean water! Are you curious about how the City of Los Angeles is working to keep our rivers, creeks lakes and beaches clean during the hottest season of the year? Then be sure and check…

LA Bans Plastic Bags

On June 25, the Los Angeles City Council made history and made Los Angeles the largest municipality in the United States to ban single-use plastic bags.  Two days later, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the plastic bag ban ordinance into law. “This will make for a cleaner, greener LA,” Mayor Villaraigosa stated. “Every year we use…

Caught and Charged

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and Councilmember Jose Huizar recently announced charges against two suspects who were caught on camera allegedly dumping illegal waste in El Sereno. LA Stormwater’s very own environmental compliance inspectors Howard Wong and Gonzalo Barriga were instrumental in the investigation, securing the video footage and providing the evidence that led to a…

Time To Summerize LA!

Even though the official start of summer is June 21, here in Southern California, we all know that summer really begins on Memorial Day weekend. It’s the beginning of a fun-filled season packed with trips to the beach, picnics at the park and backyard pool parties. Here are a few simple tips to keep you…

Prepare and then Share

One of the season’s coldest storms is here. Are you prepared? Here are a few reminders from LA Stormwater to keep in mind as Los Angeles deals with wet, stormy weather over the next 24 hours. 1. Stay away from storm drain channels and areas subject to sudden flooding. 2. Stay away from downed power…

Huell Howser Was California’s Gold

Enthusiastic. Optimistic. One of a kind. Of course, we’re talking about Huell Howser, the iconic host of KCET’s Visiting With Huell Howser and California’s Gold, who died earlier this year of prostate cancer. Huell was known for his ability to make any subject interesting and entertaining. With his trademark exclamations of wonderment, he brought an…

LA Aquariums Abound With Activities and Animals

Whale watching season is here! Why not plan a whale watching excursion or a trip to a local aquarium in the weeks to come? Los Angeles’ aquariums offer many programs and resources to learn more about the Pacific Gray whales that are currently migrating along our coast as well as the myriad other sea creatures…

Come Celebrate Migrating Gray Whales!

Ready to go whale watching? Ready to learn more about the Pacific Gray Whales that are migrating along Southern California’s coast this time of year? Then the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Whale Fiesta, scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. this coming Sunday, January 27, 2013 is the place for you! Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, this…

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The holiday festivities are now just a memory.The presents have all been opened. Friends and family are on their way home. Now it’s time to begin thinking about taking down decorations and what to do with that Christmas tree. Fortunately, LA Sanitation allows you to recycle your tree free at your curbside. Here are a…

Thankful For Our Team

Here at LA Stormwater, we are grateful for many things as we enter this season of thanksgiving. We are especially thankful for the many program stakeholders who have partnered with us to make 2012 a productive year for LA Stormwater. Working as a team towards the goal of sustainability for Los Angeles, we achieved these…

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